Valkyrie[val kir′ē, val′ki rē]
Valkyrie definition by Webster's New World
Norse Myth. any of the maidens of Odin who conduct the souls of heroes slain in battle to Valhalla and attend them there
Origin: Old Norse valkyrja, literally , chooser of the slain ; from valr, those slain (see Valhalla) plush kjōsa, to choose
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- Valkyrian adjective
Valkyrie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Wal·kyr·ienoun Mythology
Any of Odin's handmaidens who conducted the souls of the slain to Valhalla.
Origin: Old Norse Valkyrja; see welə- in Indo-European roots.